|M playing with her Irish lamb on the trip home|
This was our second attempt at 8 months, and it was much smoother. Miss M coasted through security, happy as a clam. Daddy was the one who had trouble. We had read about the back-scatter machines and decided to opt-out. Despite claims in the press that the radiation was equal to about 10 minutes on the airplane, a letter from scientists at UCSF had me concerned that even the small amount of radiation on the skin would be a risk to all of us. And we didn't object to the enhanced pat-downs. B agreed with the concerns and decided to opt-out with me. While we were waiting in the security line at our home airport, we kept our eyes peeled for those new devices, and sure enough, there was the bulky machine with illustrations of the appropriate posture on the outside.
When she's older and not guaranteed to nurse every time she's presented with a boob, we're going to invest in some EarPlanes. They come in children's and adult sizes. My cousins used these for years, and I even used adult ones when flying with a sinus infection. They work wonders!